Safety

IHSTIn 2005, the AHS Montreal/Ottawa Chapter hosted a specialists’ meeting on helicopter safety. Subsequently, AHS International worked with the Helicopter Association International (HAI), Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration, EASA and many other agencies worldwide to create the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST).

IHST's goal is to reduce the worldwide civil helicopter accident rate by 80% in 10 years, and to continue to drive towards zero accidents and zero fatalities. AHS is the Secretariat for this international group and there has been demonstrable improvements in safety through the efforts of IHST. Go to www.ihst.org to find out how you can help reduce helicopter accidents!

For a detailed statistics on military helicopter safety, read the paper, "Study on Rotorcraft Safety and Survivability," published at the AHS 66th Annual Forum, Phoenix, AZ, 10-13 May 2010.

Also available is the comprehensive study "DoD Helicopter Mishaps FY85-05: Recommendations," By (then) Colonel Pete Mapes, USAF, MC, CFS. The study describes all 917 U.S. DoD Class A-B Rotary Wing Mishaps from FY 85 to 05. It studies 957 lost or severely damaged aircraft & over 3,800+ souls exposed to the mishap situations, based on a study of data archived in the mishap files of the Service Safety Centers.

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